Shrink-Fit Toolchangers And Toolholders

Command Tooling Systems' ThermoLock Shrink-Fit product line has added metric BT, DIN and various HSK toolholders, 3-degree tapered nose extensions along with five new toolchangers. Extensions allow tools to fit in difficult-to-reach areas and expand the use of larger holders to use smaller tools. The system has no moving parts, set screws, collets or nosepieces, yet is designed to provide excellent 360° concentric clamping force and the highest degree of balance available, the company says.

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Command Tooling Systems' ThermoLock Shrink-Fit product line has added metric BT, DIN and various HSK toolholders, 3-degree tapered nose extensions along with five new toolchangers. Extensions allow tools to fit in difficult-to-reach areas and expand the use of larger holders to use smaller tools.

The system has no moving parts, set screws, collets or nosepieces, yet is designed to provide excellent 360° concentric clamping force and the highest degree of balance available, the company says. These components are virtually maintenance-free.

The extensions are available in both metric and fractional sizes and with a 4.5-degree taper and new 3-degree tapered nose in slim and extra slim.

Five new toolchangers range from a simple one-station solution to a combination model with a presetting unit. Each of the toolchangers are integrated with a new intelligent heating coil and rear wall cooling adapters. The coil adjusts to the length and diameter of the holder and heats only the shrinking area, which allows fast shrinking and cooling times.